Whales 6 July, 2009   2 comments

Back out on the water today and the swell and wind has picked up. No I didn’t take any seasick pills, but maybe I should have and I would have felt a whole lot better. Tomorrow is another day and the weather is suppose to deteriorate, so I will take a seasick pill in the morning and carry my rain coat as well.

Once again it was an action packed morning. A little harder to find the whales due to the choppy surface and white peaks but when we did find them, we were rewarded.

Close to shore we had a sighting of a more relaxed and calm whale, showing us his beautiful fluke from a different angle.

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In the distance we could see a lot of breeching going on. There looked to be a few of pods so it was full steam ahead. I can’t give you an accurate count of how many whales we saw as they didn’t all surface at the same time. One or two of the whales were really putting on a show.

We had a couple of backward head lunges one after the other, towards the boat, making for some unusual shots.

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And then there  was lots of tail lobs and continuous tail slapping.

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This juvenile whale was getting himself into some really awkward positions and may well be complaining of a sore back tonight.

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As we turned the boat to leave, as so often happens, we were farewelled with a perfect breech.

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Posted July 6, 2009 by goldcoastwhales in Uncategorized

2 responses to “Whales 6 July, 2009

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  1. Terrific update!

  2. Oh, these are really fun! I love these different views.

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